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How To Conduct Puja To Soorya





Hindu Books > Worship > Makarsankraanti Puja To Lord Soorya

Foreword

The scriptures tell us that in this modern age, the easiest path to the Godhead is through Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of devotion.

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Preface

Worshipping ought to be a personal experience. At the philosophical level, the object of worship is worship itself.

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Introduction

Life on earth is made possible largely due to an important and never-failing phenomenon - the regular, periodic rising of the sun.

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Preparation

First and foremost begin with cleansing, i.e. clean the area where the altar is to be set up.

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Altar Set Up

The Altar required when we want to conduct puja is described here.

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Prayers To Mahaganapati

So that the ceremonies we are about to undertake proceed to completion without any obstacles, we contemplate on Mahaganapati.

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Shuddhi (Cleaning)

At this point someone familiar with the proper intonations of that powerful bhajan Brahmamuraarisuraarchitha lingam, could lead the assembled.

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Prayer

I salute Divaakara who shines like the hibiscus blossom, is descendent of sage Kaashyapa, of great splendor, and the destroyer of all sins.

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Upachaaraas

Now we are ready to invoke the Sun God and offer Upachaaraas (reception with reverence).

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Pradakshina

Now stand up and do a pradakshina (circumambulation) turning three times in a circle to your right.

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Conclusion

Now the Puja can be completed with an aarati. Om jayajagadeeshahare is recommended.

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List Of Materials Needed

Picture of the Sun God Table, bench or box Two stainless steel or silver vessels Uddharana or metal spoon.

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Other Booklets In Puja Series

The important books regarding this puja series described here.

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Talks And Published Papers By The Author

The important Talks and published papers by the author described here.

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The Author - Dr. Srinivasan

Dr. Srinivasan was born in the village of Amruthur, Kunigal Taluk in the Karnataka State.

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Acknowledgement

I want to thank my wife Kamla, and my brother Chi. A. V. Narasimhan of Bangalore for patiently reviewing the drafts and making valuable suggestions and comments.

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Published on: 2003-03-08 (12444 reads)

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